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Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1

May 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1
by Akiko Higashimura
Kodansha Comics, 376 pgs
Rating: Teen (13 +)

From Akiko Higashimura comes the story of Tsukimi Kurashita and the women of the Amamizukan, a communal home for fujoshis. Tsukimi and her friends live quiet lives dedicated to the objects of their obsession until Tsukimi brings home Kuronosuke, a pretty, stylish person! The arrival of the crossdressing Kuronosuke is only the start of things, and soon the socially awkward group is embroiled in a struggle to save their home! All this and more in Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1.
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the gods lie

April 17, 2016 Leave a comment

the gods lie.the gods lie
By Kaori Ozaki
Vertical Comics, 216 pp
Rating: Not Rated

After an argument with his new soccer coach, 6th grader Natsuru skips out on Summer soccer camp and ends up spending time with his classmate Rio and her younger brother. The two quickly bond, but as the Summer draws to a close their bonds will be tested. Kaori Ozaki’s the gods lie is a single volume tale about Natsuru, Rio, friendship and the pains of growing up.
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Attack on Titan: Special Edition, Vols. 16 + 17

March 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Attack on Titan, Vol. 17Attack on Titan: Special Edition Vols. 16 + 17
by Hajime Isayama
Kodansha Comics
Rating: Teen (16 +)

After years of teasing, slowly dropped hints, vague suggestions and fan theories, revelations regarding the history of the world, the nature of the Titans and more abound in Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan: Special Edition, Vols. 16 + 17! There’s so much going on within these two volumes that they’re almost exhausting to read. Long held suspicions are confirmed while the Survey Corps have their showdown with Kenny the Ripper’s special Anti-Maneuvering Gear squad. Meanwhile Eren and Krista are confronted with revelations about their families and a choice that could leave one of them dead.
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Noragami, Vol. 7

February 20, 2016 2 comments

Noragami, Vol. 7Noragami, Vol. 7
by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics, 200 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

In the wake of Yato’s battle with Bishamon and the revealing of Kugaha’s role in orchestrating the conflict, it’s time for the gang to recoup and unwind! Hiyori attempts to resume her school life, only to find it sidetracked thanks to Yato’s antics, and Yukine takes his next step on the road to being a fully functional shinki. Meanwhile, hanging over it all is the unanswered question: was Kugaha a solo act, or was he merely the start of something much bigger? Adachitoka’s charming supernatural action adventure series continues with Noragami, Vol. 7!
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Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

February 4, 2016 1 comment

Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & MuJunji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
by Junji Ito
Kodansha Comics, 120 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

From horror master Junji Ito, the creator of Uzumaki, Gyo and Tomie comes the adorably goofy Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu! Based on events from his life, Cat Diary shows the ups and downs that come from owning two cats, all drawn in a distinctly Junji Ito fashion!
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Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

January 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 4Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 4
by Miki Yoshikawa
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Older Teen (16 +)

Miki Yoshikawa’s Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 4 sees Yamada and his gang of misfits struggling with Summer Classes as they attempt to unravel the mystery behind their kissing powers. Along the way, they stumble across Ostuka, who just might be the next of the titular seven witches! Gender swapping hijinks and misunderstandings abound!
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A Silent Voice, Vol. 3

January 21, 2016 1 comment

A Silent Voice, Vol. 3A Silent Voice, Vol. 3
by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Teen (13 +)

Shoya’s struggles with his guilt over his shoddy treatment of Shoko in elementary school continues and grows in Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice, Vol. 3. In his latest attempt to make amends for his past, Shoya tries to reconnect with other kids from their elementary school class for Shoya, but he soon finds that not everyone shares his change of heart.
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